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Frances Voon is Executive Manager of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, and brings extensive global experience from work in refugee operations with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN World Food Programme and Jesuit Refugee Service. She completed an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford as a John Monash Scholar, and holds an LLB/BA (Hons) from UNSW Sydney. She was Tipstaff to Justice John Basten at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is admitted to legal practice. In 2021, she was named amongst the 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians (winner of the Community and Advocacy/Not-for Profit category), and she was winner of the Advance Global Australians Social Impact Award in 2022 for her leadership in advancing the rights of refugees.